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Juniper, Lucent team up on IP VPN

Lucent Technologies Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc. have released an offering they say enables service providers to...


October 29, 2003  


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Lucent Technologies Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc. have released an offering they say enables service providers to gain the benefits of Internet Protocol (IP) services and continue to deliver today’s profitable data services on next generation networks.

The Lucent and Juniper Networks integrated IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows service providers to offer corporate customers new “IP-enabled frame” services over existing Lucent multiservice switches and Juniper Networks routing platforms.

New is the ability of Lucent Navis iOperations Operating System Software (OSS) to manage Juniper Networks routing platforms. OSS enables service providers to rapidly provision carrier-grade VPN services and reduce operating expenses by simplifying network management and enhancing service quality.

The companies also announced a capability that enables service providers to carry Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and Frame Relay services over a packet-based Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network while maintaining the same quality and reliability as is available today on an ATM-based network.

Service providers can save approximately 24 per cent on capital expenses in addition to operational savings inherent in a converged IP/MPLS core network, according to a Bell Labs business case. This capability will be part of the Lucent Juniper Networks Multiservice MPLS Core Solution when it is available in the first quarter of next year.

“Both the integrated IP VPN solution and the ATM Over MPLS Trunks capability demonstrates our commitment to deliver next-generation solutions to our service provider customers that leverage their existing investment in Frame Relay and ATM,” said Kurt Melden, chief scientist at Juniper.


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